When To Call A Professional
Call your doctor promptly if you have a sore throat along with any of the following symptoms:
Painful swallowing that prevents you from drinking water or other clear fluids
Difficulty breathing through your mouth
Noisy breathing or excessive drooling
Fever above 101 degrees Farenheit
Also, call your doctor if you have any type of throat discomfort that lasts for more than two weeks.
Overall, the prognosis is excellent. Almost all people with viral and strep pharyngitis recover completely without complications.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Building 31, Room 7A-50 31 Center Dr. MSC 2520 Bethesda, MD 20892-2520 Phone: (301) 496-5717 http://www.niaid.nih.gov/
National Center for Infectious Diseases Office of Health Communication Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Mailstop C-14 1600 Clifton Rd., NE Atlanta, GA 30333 Toll-Free: (888) 232-3228 http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 141 Northwest Point Blvd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098 Phone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 http://www.aap.org/
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery One Prince St. Alexandria, VA 22314-3357 Phone: (703) 836-4444 http://www.entnet.org/